About The Bambini Team.

One of the perks of our job is that we get to learn a lot about the people and families we’re photographing. Yet, we’ve been keeping things quite under-wrap for  ourselves. It was not intentional we promise. It’s just that we never really thought about it until today.
Over the course of the years that we’ve been mapping memories for our clients, learning about each of them, we feel it’s time we make ourselves known. The colourful individuals behind Bambini. The good, the bad and the super weird.


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Joy, Photographer 

What are your likes and dislikes?
I like freedom, traveling, listening to people’s life stories, and learn from different cultures.

I dislike living in the expectations of others.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows
I used to be a backpacker for many years. When I see people with backpacks that is not packed or not adjusted properly, I will start to feel worried for their shoulders and I really wish I can help them to adjust it. XD

What is your pet peeve/weird habit?
I must make sure my home is tidy and organised before I leave home or go to bed, and I cannot reject myself to any avocado or matcha flavour food or drinks.

What is your worst moment and happiest moment as a photographer?
Happiest moment is when clients feel really relax and able to be themselves when taking photos with me. I love to capture the natural interaction between families & couples.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Audacious, funny and out-going.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
NBA Player ⭐ LOL

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
My favourite moment is when we see super cute and innocent images of babies and then laughing together… and of course, when Lydia made us the yummy foods & cake 😋

What got you started on photography?
I used to be a graphic designer and photography was part of my job. I always had to work with a photographer, so from there I found my passion is actually in photography but not design.

What was your first camera?
Canon S95. It was the first gift I bought for myself after I started working and spending my own money. I bring it to everywhere and take photos every single moment.

What drives you, as a photographer?
I love solo travel and my 6D is my best friend along the journey. It helps me record all the memories that I may not be able to remember one day and of all the smiling faces I met around the world.

Share one of your proudest moment as a photographer!
When I was traveling in India, I realised that photo is something very precious for some people in the world. Not everyone has the chance to take a photo and they are really happy when they get the chance to do so. The ability to capture and help them to keep their memories and love in the photo is my proudest moment as a photographer!

Shawna, Clients Fulfillment

What are your likes and dislikes?

I love music and it is an eclectic choice, I don’t stick to one but different genres of music in various languages. I am also a big fan of Jay Chou and love most of his works! I play cover songs on my guitar and keyboard.
Designing and photography are my hobbies and they keep my creative juices flowing. I, play musical instruments, photography and  designing because those keep my creative juices flowing. I also like tattoos, rainy weather and colourful things, although ironically my wardrobe is full of black outfit. And I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE ANIMALS and enjoy taking photographs of animals.

I hate getting my sleep interrupted having my personal space invaded and not having a peace of mind while doing work.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
My blanket is my ‘comfort zone’ and I always find myself having the need to hide under it to sleep even when the weather is too hot for it.
I really like the smell of a construction site and the musty smell of a storeroom.. HAHAHA
I have a phobia of butterflies and moths! (WTH, IKR?!)

What is your pet peeve/weird habit.
People who crumple tissues or leaved used tissues lying around are my greatest pet peeve.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
DISCONNECTED FROM REALITY.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
Definitely not a teacher, lawyer or doctor… but an archaeologist! I am naturally inquisitive since young and would always sit in front of the TV to watch documentaries, like Egyptian mummies or excavations of skeletal remains. I had a lot of random questions popping up in my head and I picture myself being the one discovering them.

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
I guess one of my most memorable moment in Bambini is helping out Fatilyn with her family shoot. The family member requested a shot of the ‘ah gong and ah ma’ to hold hands. That was a touching moment and made me realise that life is so much more than just work. It made me realise that we have only limited time to be our loved ones so we have to treasure every moment.

Lydia, Customer Care

What are your likes and dislikes?

I have too many likes to share! I like soft toys, especially Tigger [from Winnie the Pooh], Garfield and Teddy Bears in general. Besides those, I like baking brownies and Tapak kuda, also known as Lucky Hoof roll cake, you can google it later if you don’t know haha.
I really dislike not being able to recall my dream after waking up in the morning. When at times I simply can’t recall even after much trying, it just doesn’t seems to appear in my brain bank…I hate when it happens.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
I don’t think I have any to share at the moment but let me have a think and get back to you once I have it.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Amiable, perseverance, witty.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
Back then I didn’t know what I wanted to be but when I was a teenager, I remembered wanting to be a well-known chef :D

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
Oh well there’s nothing to say on worst moment cos everyday with Bambini is always the best even when I am feeling down.

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Polo, Customer Care, Ops & Marketing

What are your likes and dislikes?
I like to boss my family around apart from researching and organising trips for the family. Somehow other family members got the wind of this and I get arrowed to organise theirs too.

I dislike people who put their mismanagement into everyone else’s misery.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
Ironically my love to plan and organise doesn’t make me an organised person.

What is your best moment in Bambini?
Seeing happy colleagues, happy clients and happy children in the ever-growing Bambini family.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Loud, dramatic and detailed.

What did you want to be when you were a child?
Can’t remember what I wanted to do. There were so many. I guess as long as whatever I do doesn’t hurt anyone along the way, I would be fine!

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?
My favourite moment would be when I smell what Yong brought for lunch each day. Always curious to see what home-cooked food she has each day.

Also, Bambini fridge that is always well-stocked with different selections of chilli.

Melissa, Senior Photographer

What are your likes and dislikes?
I like dance, music, travelling, trekking, watching movies, adrenaline rush activities, Japanese food, playing with my dog, spending time with my family, trying new things.

I dislike cockroaches and horror movies.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
I get very sentimental about things I own and tend to personify them. This makes throwing away and getting rid of old things very hard for me as I’ll feel so ‘bad’ about throwing away things that have been with me for a long long time. It feels like I’m betraying an old friend. Haha it sounds so weird saying it like that, but it’s really how it feels to me.

When I receive presents wrapped in wrapping paper, especially if it’s very nicely and elaborately wrapped, I’ll try very hard not to tear the paper when I open it. And if the present is something I won’t be using immediately, I like to wrap it back in the paper like how it was originally wrapped before I opened it and keep it that way.

What is your worst moment and happiest moment as a photographer
Happiest moment is seeing clients really enjoying the session and genuinely having fun with their family and children.

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Easygoing, adventurous and humble

What did you want to be when you were a child?
I had so many interests when I was young, so there were quite a few things I wanted to be! But I think top of the list back then would probably have been a dancer/ballerina or a pianist, as those were (and still are) my first loves (:

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would you?
My favourite moment would be the smiles and laughter of the kids and babies during the shoot, seeing how sweet and loving the parents or couples are during the shoot in the way they look at each other and interact with each other during the shoot. Just seeing the genuine emotions and affections of the family during the shoot is very heartwarming and one of my favourite moments here.

What got you started on photography?
My dad was an avid photographer since his youth, so he was always very eager to share this interest with me and show me his photos and cameras. He took a lot of pictures of his university days and my growing up years with his film camera, and was always very enthusiastic about documenting every moment of our lives as a family. I love flipping through all the albums that he lovingly filled with all the photos of our precious memories, so in a way he was my inspiration to follow the same footpath.

What was your first camera?
My very first camera was actually a Minolta film camera my mom passed down to me so I could take some pictures for a primary school excursion to the zoo. Being sentimental, I probably still have it somewhere in my room!
But my very first DSLR is a Nikon D80 that my dad passed down to me when he wanted to teach me how to use a DSLR camera.

What drives you, as a photographer?
I only fully realised how precious and important the photos that my dad had taken were when he passed away suddenly, as it was one of the few things we had to look back to remember him. My sister and I used to grumble a lot whenever he wanted to take photos of us everywhere we went, even during a mundane lunch at home. But I’m now very grateful that he was so adamant about taking those photos. So I think my purpose and drive in this line of work mostly stems from this realisation, as I know how important it is to preserve these memories with your loved ones, and I want to help others do the same.

Share one of your proudest moment as a photographer!
One of my proudest moment as a photographer was winning 2nd place in a local photojournalism competition in the professional category. There was an award ceremony, and the photo series that I submitted was displayed in an exhibition together with the other finalists. It was a very rewarding experience to see my work in print and being exhibited (:

Illiyin, Photographer

What are your likes and dislikes?
I love listening to people’s stories! and just observing them engaging with their loved ones. I love music, singing and most importantly, SEAFOOD – I wish I can eat cockles and salmon sashimi everyday… or watch people eat seafood on Instagram.

I dislike cold weather.

Tell us something quirky about yourself that no one knows.
I’m not sure if this is quirky but I used to love bread so much that my close friends gave me 17 buns of bread for my 17th birthday.

What is your pet peeve/weird habit.
I think my weird habit is that I like to change my hair randomly and try out some whacky hair salons, which I’d always regret but find it funny afterwards.

What is your worst moment and happiest moment as a photographer
The worst moment as a photographer is when I couldn’t provide my clients to enjoy their session and my happiest moment is when everyone is everyone is smiling and happy to be together for a photoshoot!

If your friends and family can describe you in three words, what would it be?
Weird, nice and random.

What did you want to be when you were a child?

I wanted to be a vocal coach

If you can describe your favourite moment in Bambini, how would it be?

Seeing parents feeling so happy and proud of their kids, when their kids are up to take a photo together. That moment when they are so full of love, and just in awe of their family. Gets me teary sometimes, and I feel so lucky to witness such love.

What got you started on photography?
When my siblings first bought film and fisheye cameras. Because my dad was a taxi driver, he’d drive us around to places we’d never go (like factory areas, old areas…) and we’d randomly find a spot and explore photography there. But I remember really getting involved with photography when I realised how much it meant to capture that split second of someone and being able to feel what that person feels.

What was your first camera?
Disposable cameras

What drives you, as a photographer?
Wanting to capture the love and beauty that someone/a family has, so that they could always look back to it and remember, and feel that same emotions that they felt on the day the photo was taken.

Share one of your proudest moment as a photographer!
Seeing the look of this Ah-ma’s face, when she was looking at her family and just laughing to herself. I felt so lucky to be able to help capture and provide a keepsake of her loving family.

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